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Comment: Re:no way UEFI lock down will come soon (Score 5, Informative) 444

by MaxiCat_42 (#40957189) Attached to: You Can't Bypass the UI Formerly Known As Metro On Windows 8

What makes you think that businesses buy PCs with an OS loaded. A large enterprise would just load their volume-key enabled image of their current Windows build for that hardware. If the current standard is XP - that's what users get.

Phil.

Comment: Re:Expect networks to run to Congress (Score 1) 373

by MaxiCat_42 (#40843981) Attached to: US Viewers Using Proxies To Watch BBC Olympic Coverage

>> If you can honestly declare that you don't use anything with those capabilities, then you do not have to pay.

You can but Crapita will still keep sending you letters accusing you of being a thief and threatening to send thugs round to try and get entry to your house (they have no such right). This is why we Brits love the bloody TV licence and the BBC exec's expenses that it funds.

Phil.

Comment: Re:Blockable Means of Communication ... (Score 1) 167

by MaxiCat_42 (#35002878) Attached to: Tens of Thousands Protest In Cairo, Twitter Blocked

The Sci-Fi you're thinking of is probably Flash Crowd by Larry Niven. When a news event came up on the TV, people would teleport in to see it live. With it would come thieves and pickpockets who would prey on the crowd. The story focused on the method of dealing with the thieves - route all the outgoing booths through a Police clearing centre.

Phil.

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